Well, here's a nice what if storyline for you comic book lovers!
Every once in awhile, for shits and grins, comic book companies will drop their characters in different time periods to tell their stories. Marvel has put their heroes in Colonial America before. We have had a Spider-Man in nearly every point in the future before, Superman in an alternate timeline landed in Russia as an infant instead of America and became an advocate for communism instead of freedom and justice. Much like with all comics, the results have ranged from good to bad. I'd be lying though, if I said I was never intrigued. I always love to see what a company has up their sleeves.
An upcoming DC animation film is called "Batman: Gotham By Gaslight" and will drop Bruce Wayne, Gotham City and his greater mythology in the Victorian age. Take a look...
I have enjoyed pretty much all of the DC animated films, so you can guess I am excited for this one. Keep an eye out for it.